Today has been a good caterpillar day !! My IO moth cats have finally hatched and they are so tiny !!! I also released a healthy Gulf Fritillary this morning !(which I’m going to make a separate post for) 🤗🐛 #caterpillar#caterpillars
Red Admiral butterfly on Knapweed. Last time I did this walk was in spring and we saw brimstones and orange tips, this time, red admirals, tortoiseshells and painted ladies. Sent via @planoly #planoly#redadmiralbutterfly
YOU GUYS!!! . WE'RE SAVING THE MONARCHS! 🦋🐛🦋🐛 . Walked outside to 13 fat caterpillars today and I couldn't be more excited! I thought for sure our milkweed was done for! Now to figure out how to take care of these aphids. I can't exactly spray them with anything since we now have monarchs on them.... . #monarchbutterfly#savethemonarchs
After seeing lots of caterpillars on a bike ride last week Mr. 5 wanted to learn all about caterpillars so that’s our theme this week! . Today we practiced counting by making fingerprint caterpillars with paint! Ms. 3 did it too but I put her numbers in order from 4-10! . #homeschoolactivities#homeschoolkindergarten
Morning finds and magical guides (inspired by @joannadevoe )Photoshoot with this #gulffritillary butterfly who was a very good subject and stayed extremely still. Also this caterpillar (black swallowtail?) loves rue and a weed growing on my chimney. #rue
Found this morning at Wattle’s Pond and posted on iNaturalist. If you’re not using iNaturalist yet, it’s a fantastic way to ID wildlife found on Groton Conservation Trust properties or anywhere else you’re exploring. Check out our website to see what other people are finding in Groton, download the app, and take a photo on your next walk! It’s a fun way to connect with other local naturalists and it lets us know about the changing diversity of wildlife on GCT properties. 🐛 #caterpillars#getoutside
Nature is so amazing!!! I’m still thinking about this unique saddleback caterpillar, spotted on a fly fishing trip. Those bristles are poisonous like a bee sting, but what a cute jacket, haha. So glad I didn’t pick it up! #caterpillars#saddlebackcaterpillar
Non so bene perché, ma continuo a trovare #bruchi vaganti per casa. E cosa fai, non lo metti per l'ennesima volta in un barattolo per poterne seguire l'intero processo di #metamorfosi? 🐛 Fatto. Di nuovo. ✔️ Questa volta, però, sono bastati appena 2/3 giorni per impuparsi. Se tutto va bene, da quel bozzolo bruno/rossiccio che vedete nel terreno, tra qualche settimana uscirà una la nottua del pomodoro ( armigera). 🦋 Staremo a vedere. ☺️ ____________________________________________________ ...